ERIC Number: ED378648
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Multiculturalism and TQE: Addressing Cultural Diversity in Schools.
Cordeiro, Paula A.; And Others
Recent changes in society have greatly complicated the ability to provide an equitable and high-quality learning experience for all students. This book provides a basic discussion of the issues that are intrinsic to cultural diversity, with a focus on the school administrator's role in affirming student diversity. It relates these issues to Total Quality Education (TQE) concepts to help the school administrator think about cultural diversity in the schools. Chapters 1 and 2 discuss the nature of prejudice and discrimination and how they are manifested in society. Chapter 3 describes those practices that can negatively affect student learning. The key role of the administrator in enhancing staff and curriculum development is described in the fourth chapter. The role of school leaders in working with staff, students, and families to affirm cultural diversity is discussed in chapter 5. The sixth chapter argues that to develop a multicultural ethos in schools there must be fundamental shifts in patterns of thinking. It is asserted that facing diversity requires principals to take risks and reflect on their decisions. The final chapter discusses the skills needed for total quality leadership. Key terms and concepts are included at the end of each chapter. (LMI)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Pluralism, Curriculum Development, Diversity (Institutional), Elementary Secondary Education, Multicultural Education, Partnerships in Education, Racial Discrimination, Sex Discrimination, Staff Development, Total Quality Management
Corwin Press, Inc., 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320-2218.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Volume 7 of the series "Total Quality Education for the World's Best Schools: The Comprehensive Planning and Implementation Guide for School Administrators," edited by Larry E. Frase.